I’m 30, I live in the Midwest, and I’m having some trouble in the baby-making department. I really want to be a Mom. Please?
Currently - So very very very happy up on Cloud 9!
April 23 - 40-week due-date
March 21 - Our sweet little babies arrive at 35w3d (we are in LOVE with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
March 7 - Cervix 100% effaced and now dilated to 3cm, high blood pressure, back to L&D for monitoring; no big contractions or cervical change and test negative for pre-e so sent home for more bedrest
February 28 - Ditto
February 21 - Cervix still 100% effaced but no change in dilation (1cm)
February 16 - Discharged from L&D, home on bedrest
February 14 - Routine biweekly appt, hospitalized due to 100% effaced cervix (cervical length = 0cm, 1cm dilated) and contrax every 90 seconds-3 min (which I could not feel)
February 4 - Pass follow-up GD test (hello again, milkshakes!)
January 17 - "Borderline" fail the gestational diabetes test (au revoir, milkshakes!)
December 7 - Anatomy scan (we're having a boy and a girl!!)
October 6 - NT scan (all is well with both babies!)
September 13 - OB-GYN appt (all good!)
August 31 - Two heartbeats (yip!!)
August 25 - Whoa...two yolk sacs!
August 20 - One gestational sac!
August 14 - Beta #2 @ 15dpiui = 247!
August 12 - Beta #1 @ 13dpiui = 128!
August 2010/IUI #3 - Gonal-F (75iu in p.m. starting CD2, down to 37.5iu starting CD10) + Low-dose HCG (100iu in the p.m. starting CD7) + Ganirelix (25mg starting CD9) + Trigger (CD13) + IUI (CD15) + Prog Supps (starting CD15) with Dr. A at clinic #2 = first-ever BFP! (1 definite follie at 18.5mm, 1 hopefully follie at 16mm, 3 maybe follies at 14.9mm, 14.5mm, 14.5mm; lining 7.8mm)
Au revoir, clinic #1!
July 2010/IUI #2 - Luveris (37.5iu in the a.m. starting CD3) + Gonal-F (75iu in the p.m. starting CD3) + Ovidrel trigger (CD19) + IUI (CD21) + Prog Supps (starting CD23) with Dr. K at clinic #1 = BFN (5 follies over 17mm but very low E2 (292); lining 8.1mm)
June 2010 - Benched with yet another cyst and put on BCPs + consult with Dr. Awesome at new RE clinic + new round of blood work (still normal) + another SA for hubs (nailed it)
May 2010/IUI #1 - Gonal-F (112.5iu starting CD3, then 75iu starting CD12, then 37.5iu on CD14) + Luveris (37.5iu starting CD8) + Ovidrel trigger (CD15) + IUI (CD17) + Prog Supps (starting CD19) = BFN (1, maybe 2, mature follies; lining 7.8mm)
April 2010 - Benched with a new cyst + put on BCPs + consult with Dr. K & she observes chronically low LH in my history
March 2010/Clomid #3 - Cyst finally gone! 50mg Clomid CD3-CD7 + 1mg Estradiol suppositories starting CD8 = very thin lining (4.4mm) and no follies over 10mm; cycle canceled on CD16 in WTF consult #2 with Dr. C + Provera to get my period + begin supplements (vitamin E, L-arginine, baby aspirin, fish oil) and acupuncture to try to boost lining
February 2010 - Cyst even bigger (*#%&*), benched again and on BCPs
January 2010 - Benched with a cyst + HSG all clear! + follow-up consult with Dr. C to adjust protocol + Provera to get my period
December 2009/Clomid #2 - 100mg Clomid + monitoring + Ovidrel trigger = BFN (two 17mm follies + very thin 3.2mm lining + but I DID ovulate with a 35.7 P4)
November 2009 - "Borderline" cyst, benched for a cycle
October 2009/Clomid #1 - 50mg Clomid unmonitored = BFN ("borderline" ovulation with a 3.5 P4)
October 2009 - Consult with RE, more bloodwork (all normal), thyroid panel test (A-OK), sperm analysis for hubs (looks good), diagnosis = unexplained anovulation
September 2009 - Period still MIA, ob-gyn sends me to RE after a high TSH test
Spring & Summer 2009 - Go off BC, period never shows up. Have to take Provera to get my period.
April 2009 - Now hubs is totally and completely ready to TTC, get a clean bill of health from my gyn
2007 & 2008 - Talk more and more about wanting babies + move from NYC to Chicago + marathons and triathlons + travel + working hard
July 2006 - Married!
January 2006 - Engaged!
January 2001 - Begin birth control
October 2000 - Begin dating my amazing hubs senior year of college
"It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen."—Frances Hodgson Burnett
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